Here’s what some of our Facebook friends had to say:
We celebrate with a nice dinner the day before or after to avoid the crowds and we exchange mushy cards. Maybe we should do this the 14th of every month as a reminder to express our feelings for each other. – Linda Sowell
We have all heard the standard answers to preventing money fights: Get a budget, talk about it, stop spending! If these were working we would see couples with blissful day-to-day money talk. Those ideas aren’t bad, they just don’t work. We are done, we mean done, with money fights hurting our relationships, marriages and kids. Come on, everyone, let’s stop the fights this year! (tweet this) Here’s how:
Pop open the champagne and toast to a New Year, and a new Money Relationship! In the past year, you might have skipped out on a few Money Huddles, argued about everyday money issues, or hesitated to reveal certain impulse purchases to your partner. As a couple you might have spent too much on date night, or cut back on vacation time with your family because of a tighter budget. You might even be suffering from a holiday-spending hangover, but none of that matters now! January 1 is a clean slate, and it’s yours for the taking! Reclaim and revamp your Money Relationship with your partner, and do the following:
Here are 3 tips to “Ready, Set, Go” your holiday season: Kohl’s, Macy’s, and JCPenney’s will all be open on Thanksgiving – all to lure us in for the spendiest season of the year. The average family spends $786 dollars and every store is in a race for those dollars NOW!
1. Ready – we know, we know “make a list and check it twice” – but how do you make your list have impact and meaning? You INDIVIDUALIZE it!
I was sitting down with a friend the other day who is in a very committed relationship. He was crying in his beer – literally. His girlfriend, who he loves to death, is bleeding him dry. She is not a gold digger, in any way, she just loves to spend and he is trying to keep up with all of the trips to the store.
Here are 3 ways to let your significant other that YOU can’t afford them:
Everyone has been in a relationship where we really don’t know if he is that into it. Isn’t it horrible when you don’t know where you stand and you ask yourself, “How do I really know if he/she is into me? I am so frustrated confused and sick of wondering.”
Money is a great way to figure it out, an indicator of sorts. Because money impacts all of our lives, everyday, you can watch for tell-tail signs where your relationship stands by watching how money is being used.